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IDENTITY  AFP HISTORY  AFP CREED  AFP MEMBERSHIP  MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM  AFP CUSTOMS AND TRADITION  GENERAL PROVISIONS

WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES, IMPLORING ENLIGHTENMENT FROM ALMIGHTY GOD, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION, WORTHY OF PUBLIC TRUST AND RESPECT, FAITHFUL TO ITS CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE AS THE PROTECTOR OF THE PEOPLE, THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE STATE, THE DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE NATIONAL TERRITORY, FREELY AND COLLECTIVELY COMMIT OURSELVES AS OUR WAY OF LIFE, TO ABIDE BY AND ADHERE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CODE OF ETHICS WHICH WE HEREBY DO ORDAIN.

ARTICLE I ± IDENTITY SECTION 1. CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE ± THE AFP RECOGNIZES THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL AS THE LEGITIMATE EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE¶S WILL. ORGANIZATION AND CHAIN SECTION 2. OF COMMAND ± THE AFP IS DULY CREATED BY LAW AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT. IT IS A WELL ORGANIZED AND DISCIPLINED BODY COMPOSED OF A CITIZEN ARMED FORCE NECESSARY FOR THE DEFENSE AND SECURITY OF THE STATE. IT IS HEADED BY THE PRESIDENT AS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

SECTION 3. COMMITMENT, MEASURES AND STANDARDS. ± THE AFP SHALL MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF CREDIBILITY TO GAIN THE TRUST, CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE. ARTICLE II - AFP HISTORY THE AFP IDENTIFIES ITSELF AS THE FOREFRONT OF DEMOCRACY OF FREEDOM ACROSS THE LAND, WITHOUT THE AFP OR ANY ARMED FORCES OF FREEDOM LOVING NATIONS OF THE WORLD, THERE WILL BE CHAOS AND CIVIL DISTURBANCE. THE ORGN OF THE AFP STARTED WHEN OUR FOREFATHERS DREAM OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FROM FOREIGN INTERVENTION:

THE ACKNOWLEDGE LEADER OF AFP FIRST SIGNALED OUR LOVE FOR FREEDOM.27 APR 1521 WHERE LAPU-LAPU OF CEBU. . FOLLOWED BY THE MUSLIM RESISTANCE AND OTHER SIMILAR UPRISING AGAINST SPANISH COLONIALISM MANIFESTING OUR FIGHT AGAINST FOREIGN DOMINATION. 1744 DAGOHOY REVOLT OF BOHOL. 07 JUL 1892 ANDRES BONIFACIO CONSIDERED AS THE FATHER OF PA WHO EXEMPLIFIED FILIPINO SOLIDARITY. 22 MAR 1897TEJEROS CONVENTION WHICH PROCLAIMED OFFICIALLY OUR DESIRE FOR COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE AND THERE AFTER GIVE BIRTH TO THE FOUNDING OF THE PA.

12 JUN 1898AGUINALDO THE THE FIRST PHIL INDEPENDENCE OF THE WAS DECLARED AT KAWIT. LIBERIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE PEACE KEEPERS ARE NEEDED. SOUTH VIETNAM. CAVITY BY GEN EMILIO PRESIDENT REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. AFRICA NOW TO EAST TIMOR. . CONGO. THE AFP CONTRIBUTED A LOT TO PEACE KEEPING ESPECIALLY IN FOREIGN LAND LIKE KOREA. 21 DEC 1935THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT WAS ENACTED OFFICIALLY. SINCE THEN. TO CREATE THE AFP.

AFP MEMBERS HAD NON-NEGOTIABLE ENDURING CORE VALUES.ARTICLE III - THE AFP CREED AND STAND ON BASIC ISSUES SECTION I: THE AFP CORE VALUES THE PROFESSION OF ARMS IS A NOBLE UNDERTAKING WHERE BOYS BECAME MAN AND MORE DISCIPLINED AND HAVE A DISTINCT LIFESTYLE THAT ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF AN ORGANIZATION IN A SOCIETY. THIS SYSTEM GUIDES THE MEMBERS IN PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS WITHOUT CREATING ANY MALICIOUS BEHAVIOR TOWARDS THE DULY CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY OF OUR GOVERNMENT: .

LOYALTY OUR OATH OF OFFICE. A PERSON LIVING IN A SOCIETY WITHOUT HONOR. REQUIRES US TO BE LOYAL AND TO FOLLOW ALL LEGAL ORDERS FROM THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. WE MUST DEFEND THE DULY CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY NO MATTER WHAT. MORESO. 2. HE BETTER RESIGNS FROM HIS POSITION FOR IT WILL ONLY DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF THE ORGANIZATION WHERE HE BELONGS.1. . HONOR IT IS THE CROWNING VALUE THAT A MILITARY PERSONNEL MUST POSSESSES BECAUSE IT IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN LIFE.

DIVIDED WE FALL´. THIS SAYING IS PROVEN THAT EVEN OUTNUMBERED BUT UNITED. 5. WE CAN STILL DEFEAT OVERWHELMING ENEMIES WHO ARE DIVIDED AND HAVE DIFFERENT FORESIGHTS AND BELIEVE IN THEIR ASSIGNED MISSIONS. DUTY EVERY SOLDIER MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THEIR ASSIGNED TASK AND DUTIES. IN EVERY MOVE THEY MAKE.4. THEY MUST BE WELL VERSED AND KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THEIR PRESENCE AND ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. SOLIDARITYESPRIT-DE-CORP. . SOLID BONDING IN THE ORGANIZATION. THERE IS A SAYING THAT ³UNITED WE STAND.

. STRUCTURED. IT NEEDS ALSO THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE CITIZENRY NOT ONLY IN THE DEFENSE OF THE STATE BUT ALSO IN CIVIL ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES DURING DISASTERS. CALAMITIES AND NATIONAL EMERGENCIES.SECTION 2: THE AFP STAND ON BASIC ISSUES 1. THE AFP ORGANIZATION THE ORGANIZATION SHALL BE SO DESIGNED. STAFFED AND MANNED AS TO BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSIONS AND FUNCTIONS EFFECTIVELY.

MEMBERS OF THE AFP MUST FOLLOW THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AFP AND HAVE THE SUPREME POWER OVER THE MILITARY. SUPREMACY OF CIVILIAN AUTHORITY ± THE AFP IS MANDATED BY THE CONSTITUTION TO UPHOLD SUPREMACY OF THE CIVILIAN OVER THE MILITARY EVEN IN WAR OR IN PEACE. EVERY SOLDIERS OFFICER AND EP MUST OBEY ALL LAWFUL ORDERS FROM THEIR SUPERIORS AND MUST DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL AT ALL COST. . CHAIN OF COMMAND.2. 3.

STATE OF HIGH MORALE TO THE TROOPERS MUST BE GIVEN EMPHASIS IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH ASSIGNED MISSIONS. 5. MIL LEADERSHIP THE MILITARY LEADERSHIP HAS THE ABILITY TO INFLUENCE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE FULFILLMENT OT ITS ROLES. IN AIRCRAFT AND SHIP BUILDING AND FULL UTILIZATION OF INDIGENOUS DEFENSE MATERIAL BASED ON OUR BELIEF. RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY.THE AFP SHALL BE THE PRIME MOVER IN BUILDING ITS OWN ARMAMENTS AND ELECTRONIC HARDWARE. .4. OBLIGATIONS AND FUNCTIONS. CARE AND ATTITUDE.

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS. BELIEVE PEOPLE¶S SUPPORT THAT BY THE THE AFP LIVING RESPECTING CONDITIONS. 8. REMAIN PARTISAN POLITICS NEUTRAL THE AFP MUST POLITICAL DURING EXERCISE/ELECTION. 7. BELIEFS. NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.THE AFP SHALL BE THE PEOPLE¶S PARTNER IN PROMOTING PEACE.6. AND THE TOTALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT OF ALL SECTORS OF THE SOCIETY ENSURE THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF THE PEOPLE TO THE AFP AS THEIR OWN. . WAYS OF LIFE.

SPIRITUAL LIFE .9. .THE AFP MUST BE A NON-SECTARIAN ORGANIZATION. THEY MUST ALLOW THE PRACTICE OF ALL RELIGION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION. MASS MEDIA THE AFP MUST RESPECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR MUST ADOPT ³OPEN MEDIA POLICY´ IT SHALL RESPECT THE MEDIA¶S FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND ACCESS TO VITAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION LIMITED ONLY BY THE LAW ON CLASSIFIED INFORMATION. 10.

12. FAMILY LIFE .11.THE AFP SHALL RECOGNIZE THAT ALL ITS MEMBERS ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND HAVE FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN. . THEY SHALL SUPPORT PROGRAMS THAT WILL STRENGTHEN FAMILY TIES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP. NATIONAL INTEREST ± THE AFP SHALL BEAR IN MIND THAT THE NATIONAL INTEREST SERVES THE COMMON GOOD OF THE CITIZENRY. THAT THE REAL POWER AND AUTHORITY IN THE GOVERNMENT PF THE NATION EMANATES FROM ITS CITIZENS. 13. DEMOCRACY ± THE AFP ADHERES TO THE PRINCIPLE OF DEMOCRACY THAT THE ³GOVERNMENT IS OF THE PEOPLE. BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE´.

THE AFP PREFERS PEACE THAN WAR IN SOLVING INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF THE STATES. HOWEVER. WAR WILL ALWAYS HAVE COLLATERAL DAMAGE THAT WILL ALSO RESULT TO THE DOWNFALL OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS OF COUNTRY.14. . RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT. 15. LOSS OF LIVES AND PROPERTIES. PEACE ± THE AFP AS THE VANGUARDS OF PEACE SHALL ENSURES ITS PRESERVATION. WAR ± IS DEFINED AS THE USE OF ORGANIZED MILITARY FORCE BY A STATE TO ACHIEVE ITS ENDS AGAINST THE PHYSICAL OPPOSITION OF A HOSTILE STATE OR STATES.

IT SHALL UNDERSTAND THAT THE HUMANIZATION OF LAWS. 17. SOCIAL JUSTICE ± THE AFP SHALL SUBSCRIBE TO THE PROMOTION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE.16. ADOPTION OF LEGAL MEASURES TOWARDS THE EQUALIZATION OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FORCES ARE MEANS TO MAINTAIN EQUILIBRIUM OF RELATIONSHIPS IN THE COMMUNITY. AND MOST OF ALL NOT AGAINST THEIR OWN PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT. USE OF ARMED FORCES ± THE USE OF ARMED FORCES MUST BE ALWAYS SANCTIONED BY COMPETENT AUTHORITY AND IT MUST BE LIMITED TO THE ENEMY OF THE STATE NOT AGAINST THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS NOR NON-COMBATANTS. .

ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WILL RESORT VIOLENCE TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. .18. HUMAN RIGHTS ± THE AFP SHALL RESPECT THE INHERENT DIGNITY OF HUMAN AS ENUMERATED IN THE ³UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS´ AND OTHER DECLARATION IN WHICH OUR COUNTRY IS A SIGNATORY. ENEMIES OF THE STATE ± THE AFP SHALL CONSIDER ALL ENEMIES OF THE STATE THOSE WHO WILL DESTROY THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE REPUBLIC. 19.

THE AFP IS COMPOSED OF OFFRS AND THE ENLISTED PERSONNEL. AFP MEMBERSHIP SECTION 1. PRINCIPLE CRITIQUES/CAUSEORIENTED GROUPS ± THE AFP SHALL NOT STIFLE DISSENT OR LABEL THE PRINCIPLED CRITIQUES AND/OR CAUSE-ORIENTED GROUPS AS THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND/OR ENEMIES OF THE STATE AS DISSENT AND OPPOSITION ARE IMPORTANT FEATURES TO ENSURE A HEALTHY AND DYNAMIC DEMOCRACY. . GENERAL STATEMENT ± THE AFP MEMBERS MAKE UP THE MOST IMPORTANT ASSET OF ALL THE ORGANIZATION¶S RESOURCES.20. ARTICLE IV.

PROCUREMENT SYSTEM ± THE AFP SHALL ADOPT A SYSTEM THAT WILL PROPERLY CHOSE THE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ESPECIALLY THOSE SKILLED AND GIFTED APPLICANTS THAT THE AFP NEEDS. SECTION 3. MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS 1.SECTION 2. COMMISSIONED OFFICERS ± GRANTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES OF A COMMISSIONED RANK APPROPRIATE TO HIS/HER LINE OF EXPERTISE AFTER MEETING ALL THE FF REQUIREMENTS: .

ENLISTED PERSONNEL * MUST BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN WITH GOOD MORAL CHARACTER PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT AND WITHIN THE AGE BRACKET PRESCRIBED BY THE AFP. * MUST BE AT LEAST A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE HOLDER. . 2. * MUST HAVE ATTAINED AN ABOVE AVERAGE OF IQ RATING IN THE AFP APTITUDE TEST BATTERY.* MUST BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN WITH GOOD MORAL CHARACTER PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT AND WITHIN THE AGE BRACKET PRESCRIBED BY THE AFP. * MUST HAVE GONE THROUGH AT LEAST THE BASIC COMMISSIONED OFFRS TRNG.

* MUST HAVE ATTAINED AN AVERAGE IQ RATING IN THE GENERAL MILITARY CLASSIFICATION TEST PREPARED AND ADMINISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AFP REGULATIONS. * MUST BE OF A MINIMUM HEIGHT AS SET FORTH IN AFP REGULATIONS. EDUCATION AND TRAINING ± IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOTH THE AFP AS AN ORGANIZATION AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE AFP TO UNDERGO CAREER AND SPECIALIZED COURSES TO ENHANCE THE PROFICIENCY OF EVERY SOLDIERS. SECTION 4. .* MUST HAVE EARNED AT LEAST 72 UNITS IN COLLEGE OR ITS EQUIVALENT.

SECTION 5. WHILE ENLISTED PERSONNEL WILL APPLY FOR REENLISTMENT EVERY THREE YEARS. WHILE EP WILL BE PROMOTED BASED ON THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN CIR 3. STANDARD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SOUNDNESS OF CHARACTER. . PROMOTION ± PROMOTION OF OFFICERS SHALL BE OPEN AND LIMITED ONLY TO THOSE WHO FULLY SATISFY THE CRITERIA OF SENIORITY. PROMEX & CAREER CRSES). NOT COVERED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 79 WHO WISH TO CONTINUE THEIR SERVICE MUST APPLY FOR EXTENSION OF THEIR TAD IN A DULY ENDORSED PERSONNEL ACTION FORM. SECTION 6. RETENTION OF THE SERVICE-RESERVE OFFICERS IN THE ACTIVE SERVICE. AFP DTD 01 APR 1995 (TIG. COMPETENCE. GHQ.

LIKEWISE. RETIREMENT. . SEPARATION BENEFITS ± ALL AFP PERSONNEL ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE AFP UNTIL THEIR OPTIONAL AND COMPULSORY RETIREMENT. BUT LIMITED ONLY UP TO GRADE OF E-7 (MSG) (ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO RECOVERED/CAPTURED HFAS FROM THE ENEMY). THEY WILL RECEIVED BENEFITS FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR RETIRING HONORABLY. SECTION 7. SEPARATION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL SHALL ONLY BE EITHER BY VOLUNTARY OR SEPARATION FOR CAUSE. MERITORIOUS PROMOTION SHALL BE AWARDED TO THOSE QUALIFIED.FURTHER.

BEING TWICE DEFERRED IN PROMOTION SHALL ALSO CAUSE THEIR SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE. THEY WILL RECEIVED BENEFITS FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR RETIRING HONORABLY. SEPARATION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL SHALL ONLY BE EITHER BY VOLUNTARY OR SEPARATION FOR CAUSE.LIKEWISE. . IN THE CASE OF OFFRS. DEATH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS ± AN AFP PERSONNEL AND/OR THIS HEIRS SHALL ENTITLED TO ALL BENEFITS AS PROVIDED BY LAW. SECTION 8.

SECTION 2.ARTICLE V. MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM SECTION 1. . GENERAL STATEMENT ± THE AFP ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO ARE OATH-BOUND TO FULFILL THE LOFTY MANDATE OF THE CONSTITUTION TO DEFEND THE REPUBLIC FROM EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL AGGRESSION. PROFESSIONALISM ± THE EXPERT APPLICATION OF SPECIALIZED SKILLS BASED ON AN ORGANIZED BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAWS AND/OR CODE OF ETHICS WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF EXCELLENCE IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE MISSION.

. STANDARD OF MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM ± EVERY MEMBER OF THE AFP SHALL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING AS GUIDELINES IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES. STANDARD OF COMPETENCE ± ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL MUST POSSESS THE KNOWLEDGE. THE AFP AND TO THE PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES. 2. STANDARD OF LOYALTY ± ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL SHALL BE LOYAL AND TRUE TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES. 1. PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES AND CHARACTER TRAITS NECESSARY TO ATTAIN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.SECTION 3 . THE CONSTITUTION. SKILL.

HE MUST BE FAITHFUL TO HIS PLEDGE AS A SOLDIER TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY ABOVE SELF. SECTION 4. UNPROFESSIONAL ACTS ± BEHAVIORS THAT FALL SHORT OF THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARD SET FORTH IN THIS CODE ARE CONSIDERED UNPROFESSIONAL ACTS. PEERS. . STANDARD OF ETHICS ± EVERY AFP MEMBERS MUST OBSERVE AND CONFORM TO THE ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES OF RIGHT CONDUCT BEING OBSERVED IN THE SOCIETY.3. STANDARD OF MORALE ± EVERY SOLDIERS MUST RESPECT HIS SUPERIORS. AND SUBORDINATES. 4.

DUTY. ACTS OF DISLOYALTY ± BETRAYAL TO THE DULY CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY AND CHAIN OF COMMAND. . AIDING A DESERTER TO COMMIT SUCH ACTS. ASSIGNMENT WITHOUT OFFICIAL LEAVE AND WITH THE INTENT NOT TO RETURN FOR ANY REASONS. 2.1. CONTEMPT OR DISRESPECT BY WORDS OR DEEDS TOWARDS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES. ANY FORM OF COWARDICE. DESERTION OR ABANDONMENT OF POST. OR ADVISING. EXAMPLE ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1.

ANY ATTEMPT TO CREATE. OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY VIOLENT ACTION AGAINST THE DULY CONSTITUTED GOVERNMENT.3. 4. GIVING OR ATTEMPTING TO GIVE AID. COMFORT. REFUSAL TO EXECUTE DUTY OR TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION DURING TIMES OF CRISIS SUCH AS SIEGE. 5. OR ITS SUBDIVISIONS. MUTINY AND SIMILAR OCCURRENCES FOR A PERCEIVED PERSONAL ADVANTAGE. UPRISING. INFORMATION OR ANY FORM OF SUPPORT TO THE ENEMY OR HIS ALLIES OR FRONTS. AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES. . PROTECTION.

INDIFFERENCE. APATHY. 2. AWARDS AND DECORATIONS AND DISREGARD OF MILITARY CUSTOMS AND PROTOCOL. MEDICAL. ACTS OF INCOMPETENCE ± LACK OF THE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE. PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES AND CHARACTER TRAITS. MENTAL AND MORAL FITNESS TEST REQUIREMENTS OF THE SERVICE. INABILITY TO MEET THE PHYSICAL. 1. OR HALF-HEARTEDNESS TOWARDS DUTY.2. IMPROPER DISPLAY OF INSIGNIA. . 3. SKILLS. FAILURE TO ATTAIN THE MINIMUM PASSING GRADE IN ANY AFP TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM.

1. . UNETHICAL ACTS ± ALL ACTS OF OMISSIONS WHICH DEVIATE FROM ESTABLISHED AND ACCEPTED ETHICAL AND MORAL STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE AS SET FORTH IN THIS CODE. DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ENGAGE ONESELF IN OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT OR BUSINESS USING GOVT TIME. BUT NOT LIMITED TO UNNECESSARY USE OR DISPLAY OF FIREARMS OR UNIFORMS OR UNWARRANTED ASSERTION OF RANK POSITION OR AUTHORITY. ARROGANCE IN WORDS. WAYS AND DEEDS INCLUDING.3. 2.

7. REGULATIONS.3. 5. 4. CIRCULARS. TO . 6. ANY ACT OF CIRCUMVENTING AFP RULES. ALLOWING ANY WRONGDOING OR IRREGULARITY IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. PROMOTION. OCCUPYING OTHER POSITIONS IN CONCURRENT CAPACITY TO OBTAIN INFLUENCES. ALLOWING/TOLERATING SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS INTERFERE/MEDDLE IN OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS. HONORARIA AND OTHER BENEFITS. DIRECTIVES FOR PURPOSES OF PROCUREMENT. SCHOOLING AND OTHERS. PRIVILEGES. LOBBYING FOR ANY FAVOR.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT 11. EXCESSIVE DRINKING OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AND USE OF PROHIBITED DRUGS.8. 9. . 10. WOMANIZING. 12. AIRING GRIEVANCES/SEEKING TO REDRESS GRIEVANCES DIRECTLY THE USE OF TRIMEDIA THAT WILL DESTROY THE IMAGE OF THE AFP. FORNICATION. ENGAGING IN VICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXCESSIVE GAMBLING. FORUM SHOPPING ± FILING OF CHARGES TO DIFF INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES THUS DISREGARDING THE AFP CHAIN OF COMMAND.

APPLICATION OR USE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS OR PROPERTIES OTHER THAN WHAT THEY ARE INTENDED FOR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO POL. ALLOCATION. CHASTITY. BUT NOT LIMITED TO MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES (MOE). FAS. . ANY FORM OF MANIPULATION OF UNIT OR INDIVIDUAL FUNDS INCLUDING. ANY FORM OF CONVERSION. CIVIL STATUS OF PERSONS. PROPERTY. CORRUPT ACTS ± ALL ACTS OF OMISSIONS DESCRIBED AND CHARACTERIZED AS CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC INTEREST. SALE. AMMOS AND OTHER SUPPLIES.SECTION 4. MORALS. 2. 1.

. 4. 6. UTILIZATION OF AFP PERS FOR PERSONAL DUTIES. ANY PARTICIPATION IN OR TOLERATING OF RIGGED BIDDING. 5. FALSIFICATION OR ALTERATION OF RECORDS/DOCUMENTS TO JUSTIFY UNWARRANTED ACQUISITION OR DISPOSAL/SALE OF GOVT EQUIPMENT TO FAVOR ANY PARTY INCLUDING HIMSELF.3. ALLOWING/TOLERATING MILITARY SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS OR DUMMIES TO DEAL OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY FORM OF TRANSACTIONS WITH THE AFP INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BIDDINGS AND THE LIKE.

PENALTIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS ± THE PENALTIES OF THE ABOVEMENTIONED ACTS SHALL BE THOSE WHICH ARE PROVIDED IN THE REVISED PENAL CODE. UTILIZATION/DISPOSITION OF/EMPLOYMENT OF AFP MATERIAL RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL AND FAMILY USE. 8. SPECIAL LAWS AND PERTINENT AFP RULES AND REGULATIONS. AW. SECTION 5. . RECEIVING/ACCEPTING/ DEMANDING OR INSINUATING TO RECEIVE GIFTS IN ANY FORM ON ANY OCCASION.7.

GENERAL STATEMENT ± THE CONTINUED USE OF DESIRABLE PRACTICES LONG ACCEPTED BY OUR PREDECESSORS PROVIDES A RESERVE OF STRENGTH THAT CAN NOT BE OBTAINED FROM NEW APPROACHES THAT STILL REQUIRE TESTING. SECTION 2.ARTICLE VI ± AFP CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS SECTION 1. DEFINITION OF TERMS: 1. ARE AND FOR . TRADITIONS ± INHERITED PRINCIPLES. STANDARDS PRACTICES THAT SERVE AS GUIDES INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS.

CUSTOMS ± ARE ACCEPTED PRACTICES THROUGH CONTINUED USAGE THAT TAKE THE FORCE EFFECT OF A COMMON LAW. MILITARY TRADITIONS 1. SECTION 3. TRADITIONAL OF VALOR ± THE FILIPINO SOLDIERS HAVE EPITOMIZED VALOR TO ALL ASPECTS OF FILIPINO SOLDIERY. 3. .2. 2. TRADITION OF DUTY ± FILIPINO SOLDIERS ARE DEDICATED SERVANTS. TRADITION OF HONOR ± FILIPINO SOLDIERS EVEN IN DIFFICULT TIMES HAVE EXEMPLIFIED THE VALUE OF HONOR BY LEADING A LIFE OF PERSONAL DIGNITY AND SELF WORTH IN TIMES OF PEACE OR IN WAR.

TRADITION OF SOLIDARITY ± THE STRONGEST. SECTION 4. 5. TRADITION OF LOYALTY ± FILIPINO SOLDIERS HAS GIVEN CONSISTENTLY HIS LOYALTY TO GOD. PEOPLE AND THE AFP CHAIN OF COMMAND.4. MOST ENDURING AND POWERFUL MILITARY TRADITION THAT BOUNDS THE SOLDIERS IN ONENESS TO THE PEOPLE THEY SERVE.MEN OF ARMS EXECUTE SALUTE AS AN EXCHANGE OF GREETING. MILITARY CUSTOMS: 1. SALUTE . . COUNTRY. COURTESY AND RESPECT AMONG THEMSELVES.

2. . THE RETREAT CEREMONY ± THE SOUND OF THE EVENING GUN DURING A COMBINED CEREMONIAL PARADE AND RETREAT CEREMONY CONSTITUTE ONE OF THE INSPIRING CUSTOMS OF SERVICE. COUNTRY AND PEOPLE. MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE CAMPS OR GARRISONS PAUSE FOR MOMENT EITHER TO SALUTE THE NATIONAL FLAG OR SING THE NATIONAL THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. 3. FLAG RAISING CEREMONY ± THE FILIPINO SOLDIERS HONORS THE FLAG BY RAISING IT BEFORE THE START OF THE OFFICIAL DAY¶S WORK TO PLAGE THAT ALL HIS EFFORTS FOR THE DAY IS DEDICATED TO GOD .

6. .4.THIS IS A SIGN OF RESPECT AND GESTURE TENDERED TO DEPARTED COMRADE-INARMS. DISPLAYS THEM AS PART OF THE UNIFORM DURING APPROPRIATE OCCASIONS. THE WEARING OF DECORATIONS ± MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO HONORABLY EARNED DECORATIONS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY. 5.A WORLDWIDE CUSTOMS USED TO SIGNAL THE TEMPORARY CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN WARRING PARTIES. THE WHITE FLAG OF TRUCE . THE THREE VOLLEYS OVER GRAVES .

A ³HAPPY HOUR´ OR A SIMPLE GETTOGETHER TAKES ITS PLACE. THE SAME IS EXTENDED TO SELECTED SENIOR KEY NCOs AND PETTY OFFICERS. A FARE WELL PARTY IS TENDERED. WELCOME/FAREWELL TENDERED TO A NEWLY ASGD/DEPARTING OFFICER .7. WHEN PRESSURE OF WORK PROHIBITS THIS NICETY. OTHER SUITABLE UNIT FUNCTION IS USUALLY GIVEN BY THE UNIT¶S OFFICERS AND LADIES IN HONOR OF THE NEWLY ASSIGNED/DEPARTIING OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY. .A NEW ASSIGNED OFFICER IS TENDERED A WELCOME PARTY WHILE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE OF AN OFFICER FROM HIS STATION ON A CHANGE OF ASSIGNMENT.

CEREMONY TENDERED TO A RETIREE ± THIS IS TENDERED TO A MILITARY RETIREE IN RECOGNATION TO HIS LONG . FAITHFUL AND HONORALE SERVICE TO THE AFP. TRUMPET OR BUGLE CALLS ADD MORE DISTINCTION AND EXCITEMENT TO THE REGIMENTED LIFE OF MILITARY PERSONNEL. PIPE CALLS (TRUMPET OR BUGLE CALLS) . THE DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES UNFOLD. 9. . THE SOUND OF THESE CALLS REJUVENATE EVREY SYSTEM OF HIS BODY TO CONTINUE PERFORMING THE THINGS AS SIGNALLED BY EACH CALL.8.PIPE .

UPON ARRIVAL OR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. . AN OFFICER WHO HAS BEEN DETAILED OUTSIDE OF AND IS REJOINING HIS MAJOR SERVICE OR HAS BEEN REASSIGNED TO UNITS OTSIDE HIS MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDER. COURTESY CALLS .10. 1. 2. OFFICERS FROM OVERSEAS MISSION OR FOREGN SCHOOLING PAY A CALL TO THEIR RESPECTIVE MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS. IT ALSO APPROPRIATE FOR OFFICER ASSUMING FOREIGN POST OF COMING BACK FROM SUCH ASSIGNMENTS TO CALL ON THE CHIEF OF STAFF AND THE SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE.THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE SIGNIFICANT COURTESY CALLS IN THE MILITARY.

4. OFFICERS ASSUMING COMMAND POSITIONS OR SIMILAR KEY POSITIONS OR SIMILAR KEY POSITIONS CALL ON THEIR IMMEDIATE COMMANHDERS. .3. THEY DO THE SAME PRIOR TO A TRANSFER OF RELIEF FROM DUTY. SENIOR OFFICER WHO ARE THE SUBJECT OF ALL THESE CALLS MAY BE EXTREMELY BUSY SO ATTEND OR RECEIVE CALLERS. 5. NEWLY PROMOTED OFFICERS CUSTOMARILY CALL ON THEIR MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS. THIS IS USUALY DONE IN GROUPS OF THE SAME RANK. IT IS ALWAYS A SIGN OF COURTESY AND GOODEILL TO HAVE MANIFESTED AN INTENTION TO PAY SUCH CALL. IN SOME CASES.

AFP AND THE SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AFTER TALKING THEIR OATH OF OFFICE BEFORE THE COMMANDERIN-CHIEF. .11.OFFICERS PROMOTED TO A STAR RANKS CALL ON THE MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS. 12. CALLS ON THE MAJOR SERVICE COMMANDERS ARE USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY SOME FROM OF ARRIVAL HONOR AND DEPARTURE HONORS. NEW YEAR¶S CALL ON THE COMDR OFFR .IT HAS BEEN AN INVARIABLE CUSTOM THROUGHOUT THE AFP THAT OFFICER MAKE A FORMAL CALL UPON THEIR COMMANDER DURING NEW YEAR¶S DAY. CHIEF OF STAFF. CALL OF NEWLY PROMOTED GENERALS/FLAG OFFRS .

13. OFFICERS GATHER AT LOCAL CLUB FOR A BEER AND CONVERSATION. AND BLOWING OFF A LITTELE STEAM. THE GROWING CALLS FOR A LIGHT HEARTE JESTING ABOUT THE EVENTS OF THE WEEK. WHEN THIS DIRECTED. . IT MAY ALSO BE A TIME TO SLIP IN A JUDICIOUS REQUEST FOR A PASS OR EVEN TO INQUIRE ABOUT TAKING A LEAVE.THIS IS SPECIAL FORM OF UNIT OFFICER COMRADESHIP WHICH HAS BEEN DEVELOPING AND SPREADING IN RECENT YEARS. OR AIRING A MINOR GRIPE. HAPPY HOUR . USUALLY HELD ON FRIDAYS. BEHAVIOR AND ACTIVITIES CONFORM STRICTLY TO THE MORAL AND ETHICAL SET FORTH IN THIS CODE.

THIS THE PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR¶S DAY. PATRONAGE OF THE OFFRS CLUB AND EP CLUB HOUSES .THIS CUSTOM ENABLES OFFICERS AND EP TO SPEND THEIR OFF-DUTY SOCIAL AND REREATIONAL LIFE INSAID CERTERS. 15.14. THEY VARY ONLY CHAPLAINS OF THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES INCORPORATED OTHER PROCEDURES TO ADD THEIR COLOR AND TONE. . 16. IN WICH COMMANDING OFFICER VISIT TROOPS DURING MEAL TIME OR PRIOR TO THE SEVING OF THE MEAL. THE METHOD VARIES RATHER WIDELY. MILITARY WEDDINGS THESE CUSTOMS ARE GENERALLY THE SAME FOR ALL FAITHS. CEREMONIES AT HOLIDAY DINNERS .

THIS JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY THE CHAPLAIN. THE OPTION OF SECLECTION FOLLWS RANK. WITH THE SENIOR GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE TO SELECT FIRST.17.WHENEVER A CHOICE IS TO BE MADE. SUCH A SELECTION OF BILLETS OR QUARTERS OR ELECTING MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION. 18. RANK HAS ITS PRIVILEGES . IN WICH CHILDREN OF THE ORGANIZATION ARE GIVING GIFTS AND ENTERTAINED. SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICER OR LADIES CLUB WITH THE BAND PRESENT. . CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT ± THIS ANOTHER PRACTICE ON CHRISTMAS.

IF DESIRE. SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE TO BEREAVED FAMILY WHEN THE MEMBER OF A UNIT DIES.A MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO IS SICK IN THE HOSPITAL IS VISITED BY AVAILABLE OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE UNIT IN SUCH NUMBER AS MAY BE PERMITTED BY THE DOCTOR OR SURGEON IN CHARGE. VISITING THE SICK . 20. AN OFFICER OR SOLDIER OF HIS UNIT VISITS HIM IN ORDER THAT NEEDS ARE ATTENDED TO. IN THE CASE OF A DEATH A MEMBER OF ANY PERSONNEL¶S FAMILY. A FAMILY COURTESY MAY BE TENDERED . AN OFFICER IS IMMEDIATELY DESIGNATED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER TO RENDER EVERY POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY.19. .

RIDES . ³I WISH´ OR ³I DESIRE´ RATHER THAN ³I ORDERTHAT YOU DO SUCH AND SUCH. WHEN THE JUUNIOR WALKS. A QUERY. USE OF THE WORD ³SIR´ ± THE WORD ³SIR´ IS USED IN MILITARY CONVERSATION BY THE JUNIOR OFFICER IN ADDRESSING A SENIOR. PLACE OF HONOR . 22.WHEN THE COMMANDING OFFICER STATES. OR SITS WITH A SENIOR HE TAKES POSITIONS ABREAST TO THE LEFT OF THE SENIOR. 23. ³I WISH´ AND ³I DESIRE´ STATEMENT . AND FOLLOWS THE ANSWER OF A QUESTION. . IT PRECEDES A REPORT . AND BY ALL SOLDEIRS IN ADDRESSING OFFICER. THIS WHIS OR DESIRE HAS ALL THE FORCE OF A DIRECT ORDER.THE PLACE OF HONOR IS ON ONES RIGHT.21.

AFP CODE OF CONDUCT AND AFPR AS AMENDED.ARTICLE VII ± GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 1. OATH OF OFFICE. . LEGAL FORCES ± THIS CODE SHALL BE GUIDED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL. MORAL FORCE ± IN IMPLEMENTING THIS CODE ALL AFP PERS SHALL BE MORALLY BOUND BY THE DIVINE LAWS. REVISED PENAL CODE. AFPO CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS. RA 3019 (ANTI-GRAFT PRACTICES ACT) RA 6869 (ANTI-COUP D´ ETAT ACT) AND OTHER SPECIAL LAWS. ARTICLES OF WAR. RA 6713 ( ETHICAL STANDARDS OF PUBLIC OFFLS AND EMPLOYEES). SECTION 2.

ASST DIV COMDRS FOR THE DIV . CEP COMDRS FRO THE AREA COMDNS AND AFPWSSUs.SECTION 3. EVERY MEMBER OF THE AFP SHALL SIGN A CERTIFICATION THAT HE/SHE HAS READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE PROVISION OF THIS CODE EVERY 11 DAY OF OCTOBER. DISSEMINATION ± THE PROVISION OF THIS CODE SAHLL BE TAKEN UP DURING TI & E SESSIONA. WHICH IS AFPCODE DAY THE CERTIFICATION WILL FORM PART OF HIS/HER MPF. AND BN EX-O FOR INF BNS OR ITS EQUIVALENT IN THE NAVY AND AIR FORCE TO SPEARHEAD THE EFFEVTIVE PROMOTION OF THE PROGRAM OF ACTION FOR THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE CODE SECTION 4. COMPLIANCE ± THERE SHALL BE AN OESPA CREATED TO BE HEADED BY THE VICE COMMANDERS FOR THE MAJOR SERVICES. . BDE DEP AND EX-O FOR THE INF BDES.

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